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House GOP Leader Suggests Obama Is a “Chickens***” for Voting ‘Present’ in the Illinois Legislature — The Miami of Ohio student newspaper reports House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, appeared at Brick Street Bar and Grill in Oxford, Ohio, where he took aim at the myriad "present" votes cast by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the Illinois state senate.

He built that: The man behind the “MC ‘Bama” and “Real Mitt Romney” videos — Political Punch Only a political junkie could create smart, high-quality videos satirizing American politics that then go viral on YouTube. And that's just what Hugh Atkin is -- an American politics junkie, who just happens to be a lawyer living in Sydney, Australia. "I've grown up watching 'The West Wing' and podcasting the Sunday morning [...]

Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar — Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN. The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to have one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in the United States.

Senate math seems impossible to some Democrats — Washington (CNN) -- Four weeks away from the 2014 midterm elections and even some Democratic operatives struggle to imagine a scenario where they retain control of the U.S. Senate. The terrain and current momentum seem all but overwhelming and against them.

The Battle of COP Keating Was 5 Years Ago Today — Here's a very brief twitter remembrance

Secret Service chief's testimony omits elevator breach — Washington (CNN) -- Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's testimony -- that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol, during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta two weeks ago.

Thanks for the Honor, Charlie Brown! — It was a tremendous honor for PEANUTS and Fantagraphics to ask me to write the forward for their latest volume (number 22) of the legendary comic strip, due out in book stores in October You can read my introduction to The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol.

Ron Paul Calls 9/11 Conspiracy Charge ‘Nonsense’ — GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, strongly disputed a charge by a former congressional aide that he discussed conspiracy theories about the U.S. government being behind the Sept. 11 attacks, calling the claims "nonsense" and "off-the-wall." Long-time Paul campaign and congressional aide Eric Dondero recently wrote a statement on the website saying that after the Sept.

The Bush and Blair show — As if the recent Iraqi sandstorm weren't enough, those looking for signs of the pending apocalypse will note that lightning literally struck British Prime Minister Tony Blair's plane on his way to meet President George W. Bush to discuss plans for post-Saddam Iraq.

Cops 1, protesters 0 — Though the World Bank/International Monetary Fund protesters have definitely introduced the concept of fear of corporate globalism to a fat and happy America, it would be tough to construe their rallies and marches here as an overwhelming success.
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Pa. police commissioner: I worried every night that Frein would kill my friends, colleagues’ #TheLead

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Life in northeast Pa. resumes as search ends for trooper-killing suspect Frein - @miguelmarquez reports #TheLead

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